08/29/10

What Atlas Shrugged Offers You!

By: Paul Beaird

If you like a high-action novel with adult-size, believable heroes living in the same world you do and, at the same time, the kind of book that’ll make you re-think every idea you’ve ever heard or lived your life by, you’ll love Atlas Shrugged.

In it, you’ll meet Dagny Taggart, a woman who runs a continental railroad against the resistance of her incompetent and politically-connected brother. You’ll meet Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian D’Anconia, the latest heir to a world-wide copper empire, which he blows up, appearing to become a worthless playboy for a reason you can’t guess for 2/3 of the novel. You’ll meet Hank Reardon, the archetypical example of the American self-made industrialist, who invents a new kind of metal, stronger and lighter than steel. When you first meet him, he is unable to understand why, not only his country, but his family does not value his creativity and productiveness. He learns why over the course of the novel. The world you live in is the world he lives in, a world in which there are two opposite moral systems in deep conflict. In Atlas Shrugged, you’ll meet Ragnar Danneskjold, a modern-day, high-seas pirate who hijacks American relief ships carrying cargo to the failed People’s Socialist Paradises around the world. He sells the cargo for gold, which he uses to reimburse people’s income tax to them.

The main character? Him you don’t meet until 2/3 of the way into the novel. And when you do, you’ll have several emotional reactions, one of which is to laugh your head off, because you’ll realize that the author has laid clues about this character from the first sentence all the way through. He is the character who has let loose a plot in the world of the novel that makes it clear what the moral conflict is in the world and how it affects your life today, where you live.

This story will make you angry, make you cry, fill you with uplifting feelings, and cause you to say, “I’ve thought things like this before.” You’ll see the world around you differently. You’ll understand the people around you differently. You’ll see yourself differently.

The author is Ayn Rand, a woman whose life was adventurous as the novels she wrote. If you like Atlas, you’ll like all the rest of her books.
Now, the recommendation of Atlas Shrugged does come with a warning. Though English was not Ayn Rand’s first language, it is written in the purest, most crystal-clear English you have ever read. It will draw you along page after page and it is 1,000 pages. So, you are well-advised to eat, drink and sleep between sections of chapters.

There are two kinds of people who have read Atlas Shrugged. There are those who hate it and would love to gnash teeth on its author. Then, there are those, like me, who will say, “It changed my life.”

Several years ago, the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club did a survey among the nation’s readers, asking, “What book has most influenced your life?” The number one book was the Bible. Number two was Atlas Shrugged. In 2008 and 2009, during the rise of the Obama socialist agenda, Atlas Shrugged sold 720,000 copies, 53 years after it was first published. There are reasons why this is the most read book of the American freedom movement.

Ayn Rand is the thinker who champions you every time you spend time alone with your own mind, doing your own thinking about what you are experiencing in life. And, if you are a businessperson, hers is the only voice on planet Earth that gives a moral defense of your activity in society as a businessperson.

If you love your life on Earth, you’ll find Atlas Shrugged is the most inspiring novel ever written.

To visit the Atlas Shrugged website, browse on over to http://atlasshrugged.com/.

To see a video of a young woman telling how Atlas Shrugged has inspired readers for over 50 years, click on http://arc-tv.com/why-atlas-shrugged-changes-lives/

08/29/10

Louis Farrakhan: “Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

On August 25, I uploaded a video entitled “Louis Farrakhan: “Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed.” It received over 2,000 views in under 48 hours, but YouTube subsequently deleted it after a complaint by the owner of the footage. Wouldn’t be surprising if Farrakhan’s people had got wind of the video and had it pulled.

I’ve now uploaded the video to LiveLeak, where it’s since received another 650 views. This is an important video and – until now, unseen footage of the Minister of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrkhan. speaking about his plan for the destruction of America.

Help share this video as it looks like they’re trying to suppress it.

08/29/10

Martyrs Mosque

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

A former U.S. diplomat, who spent much of his career in the Muslim world, including tours in Iraq and Pakistan, raises an interesting point about the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque.”

While buildings are given formal names, they are also often referred to informally by another name. For example, the John Hancock Center in Chicago is more popularly known as “Big John.” The World Trade Center was more frequently referred to as the “Twin Towers.”

This raises a question for New Yorkers to ponder. How long will it be before those visiting the Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center both locally as well as those from abroad will come to refer to the center by some simpler and probably more descriptive name?

Keeping in mind the two different views of those who flew into the Twin Towers on 9/11, from our side ‘terrorists’ and from many in the Islamic world who celebrated the event by referring to them as ‘martyrs,’ it is logical that some such name as “Martyrs Mosque,” or “Martyrs Center” could easily become the popular Islamic reference, and a constant source of annoyance to New Yorkers.

Such a substitution would quickly spread in the Muslim world and it is not inconceivable that Muslims visiting New York would make the “Martyrs Center” of “Martyrs Mosque” a must on their travel itinerary. It could easily become a place for them to pray and honor the sacrifice the ‘martyrs’ made on behalf of Islam on that fateful September day. Building the Mosque at its suggested location may only be the beginning of problems it will bring to New York City, and not in a good way.

Will the proposed center, if built, become a permanent source of aggravation to Americans?

Will it become an icon and rallying point to America’s radical Islamic enemies world wide?

Is that the real intent of this ill-advised project?

08/29/10

The Day Beck Shook America

Hat Tips: Gateway Pundit/Jean Stoner/Brian B./Nancy Jacques/Knowledge Creates Power/Larwyn

From the heavens to the roots of civil rights, Beck rocks the Lincoln Memorial and G-d brings Americans to their knees in prayer and the progressives to their knees in anguish.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton – NoisyRoom.net

Updated through the day. Stay tuned Beck fans…

Restoring Honor – ‘Fundamentally Transforming’ America.

HOW BIG WAS THE CROWD?

PALIN: I HOPE THAT MLK WOULD BE PROUD…

Back at the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years on

Restoring Honor rally

Beck: USA has ‘wandered in darkness’ too long…

‘We must advance or perish’…

Bachmann: A million people came…

NBCNEWS says closer to 300,000…

SOUR SHARPTON: ‘March will change nothing’…

WIRE: Rally signals election trouble for Dems…

HE HAS A DREAM

‘Restoring Honor’: The Day After Wrap-Up & Whitewash

‘Restoring Honor’ at the Lincoln Memorial; Update: Live Stream Included

Glenn Beck: Obama Practices Type of Marxism Disguised as Religion (Video)

CROWD ROARS at Restoring Honor Rally as MLK’s Niece Alveda King Declares: “I Too Have a Dream!” (Video)

Bummer. Al Sharpton’s Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters

RESTORING HONOR RALLY – 500,000 Patriots Gather to Honor America I hear a cool 1 million showed…

ALBERT PUJOLS WOWS THE CROWD at “Restoring Honor” Rally in DC (Video)

Sarah Palin Speech at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally – Video 8/28/10

Shame on The Washington Post… Worse than that – blatant incompetence – the WaPo front page touts Sharpton’s rally for being on the 37th anniversary of MLK. Dude – it was the 47th anniversary – so did Sharpton actually hold his rally ten years ago? Waiting for an answer… I’m sure one will be forthcoming any second now from WaPo.

Notice anything funny about the WaPo’s internet coverage today? *UPDATED, often*

From Kim Priestap – her Dad took the pic:

The Entire Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally

Rally to Restore Honor Gathers Half a Million Americans, Makes History

Restoring Honor Rally… 8.28.10 – A God Inspired Dream

A Tale of Two Rallies on the Mall: Clean Conservatives vs. Filthy Libs (Video)

A quote someone posted from twitter:

“Of course Christians and tea bags go together — the hotter the water, the stronger the tea.”

Glenn Beck Appeals to ‘Restore’ the U.S., Al Sharpton Commemorates Martin Luther King

Sarah Palin: ‘We like what we’re doing’

Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000 The numbers on this article are way off, but the pics are good… 87,000 my arse!

Media strives to cover D.C. rally with ‘Honor’

At Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth

Beck & O’Reilly bet: If more than 100-200k come to 8/28, Beck can have the 8pm slot

VIDEO – WATCH “AMAZING GRACE” (SARAH PALIN AT 2:15 MARK)

Amanpour Offers Bitter-Clinger Variation To Explain Beck Rally Success

Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally: What Do You Think Now?

Glenn Beck makes history: Washington rally shows power of conservatism in America

Ted Hays Debates Rev. Eric Lee on Glenn Becks Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC

Glenn Beck Rally Picture Guaranteed to Drive Media Crazy

“Tens” of thousands rally while hundreds “pack”

Dream Crowds: King vs Beck (But Who’s Counting? Life, PBS, Wiki, InfoPlease… or CBS?)

Chris Matthews’ ‘Nightmare’: ‘Right-wing Boys and Girls Singing Praise for Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’

CBS to Black Beck Rally Attendees: ‘I’m Noticing that There Aren’t a Lot of Minorities Here Today’

Amateur Hour at CNN: Error-Filled Chyron During Beck Rally

Exclusive Transcript: Al Sharpton’s ‘I Have a Scheme’ Speech, Keynote Address of the 8/28 ‘Restoring Dishonor’ Counter Protest

Sharpton To Beck: Come On Fox News and Debate Ground Zero Mosque

Glenn Beck in Body Armor with 3 Bodyguards. Wouldn’t You?

iOwnTheWorld is incredible… 8) Thanks to Larwyn for pointing me there today…

…..the term “white trash” is an epithet against anyone non-white? The implication with that term is one that is hideously ironic. You’re pretty much saying, “hey, look, this isn’t the expected trash. This is WHITE trash, believe it or not.”….BFH

From the ANALS of the Vile Bigot, Wonkette

Affirmative Action Crowd Estimates

It Was Like A Return To Jim Crow, or Like We Were In Nazi Germany.

Seen On Amazon

There is nothing to see here

Sen. Landrieu Tries to Tie Beck & Restoring Honor Rally to Hurricane Katrina… Fails

“The Next Timothy McVeigh” Was At Restoring Honor Rally

Press’ Predominating Storyline About Beck Rally

Saturday Night Card Game (Think Progress Forced To Fold At Restoring Honor Rally)

Subliminal Deception

Subliminal Reduction at the Washington Post

The MaryHunter Reports From the Restoring Honor Rally

Restoration

Daily scoreboard

Washington conservative rally…pictures by BBC

Last and certainly least:

Obama says he ignored Beck rally…